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Madonna’s Homeless Brother Says He’s Closer To Strangers Than His Sister

Posted on April 24th, 2013 at 11:30 am
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Madonna’s homeless brother, Anthony Ciccone, needed stitches in his forehead for resisting arrest on Sunday — he was said to be drunk.

Now three days later, the 56-year-old is back on the cold streets of Traverse City, Michigan, and says he is closer with his homeless compatriots than his own superstar sister.

PICTURE: The Bridge Where Madonna’s Brother Lives

“I get all this crap because my sister’s really famous, and I get crap all the time. It’s endless,” he tells Inside Edition.

The pop star reportedly hasn’t spoken to her brother for 20 years -- the family has been trying to get him to go to rehab.

When asked if he thinks he drinks too much, he said, “I think I drink what I drink.”

Is that what caused the family rift? “According to my father, yes,” he says.

Michigan’s most famous homeless man says he has nerve damage from frostbite, but, “It helps to have thermal underwear.”

The high in Travese City on Wednesday was 48 degrees.

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    • nick

      It’s not Madonna’s fault. Obviously Anthony chose his own lot in life – i.e. the bottle.